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Rossoneri Round-up for 24 January: Gonzalo Higuain bids Milan goodbye to go to Chelsea

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So Gonzalo Higuain has gone to Chelsea to reunite with Maurizio Sarri.

The Juventus striker leaves Milan less than a year after arriving to much fanfare in the summer transfer window. He leaves having scored eight goals for Milan, with six of them coming in 15 league appearances for the rossoneri. It’s worth noting that Patrick Cutrone has scored nine goals for Milan so far this season, and he’s 10 years younger than Higuain.

Higuain was supposed to come in and score for fun, not score only six league goals by January. He was wonderful at times, and at other times he moved with all of the grace of a battleship and looked like he couldn’t have bothered to run. He leaves Milan having earned a pile of cash for Juventus, and at the end of the day, that’s the biggest takeaway: Milan ended up making the richest club in Italy even richer. How about Milan doesn’t try and sign Juventus leftovers any more, okay?

On to the links.

AC Milan and Italian Football Links

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AS Roma are reportedly in pole position to sign Brescia’s Sandro Tonali. [Chiesa di Totti]

Juventus winger Marko Pjaca looks to be trading a loan move from Fiorentina to Genoa. [Viola Nation]

World Football Links

Philadelphia Union’s Brenden Aaronson is mum about his potential as an American enganche. [Brotherly Game]

Liga MX Femenil weekly recap. [FMF State of Mind]

Monterrey’s Rogelio Funes Mori might want a chance with the Mexico national team, but he’s already cap-tied to Argentina. [FMF State of Mind]

David Beckham has joined his former teammates as a part-owner of Salford City. [BBC.com]

Manchester City yawned their way to a 1-0 victory over Burton Albion to win their League Cup semifinal 10-0 on aggregate. [BBC.com]